Economics, Management Econometrics, Çilingirtürk, Ahmet Mete Albrychiewicz-Słocińska, Anna Bali, Besim Bülent, Editör, IJOPEC Publication Limited, London, ss.89-120, 2017
In today's information age, countries are in intense competition with each other. This situation leads to that countries which are trying to achieve superiority in world competition to give more importance to research and development (R & D) activities. The increase in R & D investments has led to countries becoming more competitive with other countries of the world and this competition is constantly driving countries to seek innovative and technological development. Such innovative and acquired technological developments are important in terms of increasing prosperity and productivity in the long term, and because of leading to the development of countries. In this study, the situation in the EU countries and Turkey has been assessed over the years according to innovation indicators, which provide a great advantage to compete primarily and have a great importance in terms of both countries and companies. In the next stage, Turkey and the EU countries were grouped according to their similarities in terms of innovation indicators by cluster analysis, At the same time in the study, the performance rankings of the countries were made in the light of the indicators by the TOPSIS method and suggestions were made about which areas priority should be given.